UND Roster

2014-15 Women's Rowing Roster

Madeline Loper


Height 5'10''
Class Senior
Hometown Chesapeake, VA
High School Hickory
Bio

AS A SENIOR: Appeared for the first time in the Head of the Charles Regatta, racing to 27th place with the Notre Dame second championship eight entry in 17:57.501 … rowed exclusively with the second varsity eight during the spring slate … logged three runner-up finishes to open the season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational … downed No. RV Michigan State after crossing the finish line in 6:36.29 at the Big Ten/ACC Double Dual … bookended two runner-up finishes against top 10 opponents California and Stanford with a race victory (6:47.00) against San Diego and Gonzaga during the Lake Natoma Invitational … stroked the second eight to a heat win (7:00.60) on Friday night at the Dale England Cup … posted a runner-up time of 7:10.80 on the second day of the regatta … finished third in the second varsity eight grand final (6:36.60) at the 2015 ACC Championship in Clemson, South Carolina … recorded a C final time of 7:02.703 to finish in 17th place at the NCAA Championship.

AS A JUNIOR:
Raced primarily with the first novice eight boat … began season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, earning a pair of runner-up finishes … moved to the second varsity four boat at the Lake Natoma Invitational and rowed to a runner-up finish behind California with a time of 7:36.60 … competed with the second varsity four boat at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, earning a second place finish (7:43.75) … in the final day of competition at the challenge, helped the first varsity four boat claim a runner-up finish (7:39.83) … raced at the Dale England Cup as part of the third varsity eight boat, winning her first race of the season with a victorious heat against Indiana (6:43.70) … finished the season at the ACC Championship as part of the runner-up third varsity eight boat.

AS SOPHOMORE: Competed in multiple boats for the Irish … at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, came in first with the first varsity four crew before falling behind Virginia in the second race … came back to win the final race with a time of 7:43.20 … crewed with the second varsity four boat that came in second to Iowa at Michigan State before crossing the finish line in 8:37.85 for runner-up honors against Michigan State … stayed in the second varsity four boat at the Ohio State Invitational and finished second to both Michigan (8:34.90) and the host Buckeyes (8:42.96) … rowed with the second varsity four B-team at the Dale England Cup … boat was runner-up in both first and second races … for third race, switched to the B-team in the first novice eight boat and placed third with a time of 8:30.5 … pulled with the third varsity eight boat at the BIG EAST Championship and won the grand final, crossing in 7:18.864.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed with several boats during first year with the Irish … started her career off at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite with two victories in the third varsity eight boat, sporting a time of 6:52.60 over Tennessee … also beat Alabama (7:03.30) and placed second against Kansas (7:00.17) … competed at Ohio State with the novice eight boat (7:15.12), but came back the next day for the novice eight victory over Indiana, Purdue, and Louisville with a time of 6:46.65 in the win … also beat Iowa with the fourth varsity eight (7:30.10) … helped the third varsity eight boat to the victory at the BIG EAST Invite over Iowa, Rutgers, and the Notre Dame “B” boat (7:10.90) … ended her season with victory at the BIG EAST Championship in the third varsity four over Connecticut and Louisville, posting a 7:44.478 in the win.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Swam for four years as a sprinter for Hickory High School, lettering all four seasons … helped lead her team to three undefeated seasons, while earning three all-city and one all-region selection … placed second in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the Regional Championship her junior year … named MVP both her junior and senior seasons … member of the NCSA Junior National Team in 2009, 2010, and 2011 … made the NCSA Junior National cut in 50 freestyle at the Senior Championship (club) meet in 2010 … played middle blocker and outside hitter for her high school volleyball team, lettering in her final three seasons … volleyball team won the district tournament fall 2010 … member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society … honored as a Scholastic All-American … born in Coronado, Calif. … daughter of James and Mary Beth Loper … both parents attended Notre Dame … her uncle, Joseph Roveda, graduated from Notre Dame in 1984 and was a member of the fencing team … has two siblings- Jimmy and Bobby … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accountancy.